November 28, 2003 Subject:
Read a book about Close up animals while waiting for the Suez Canal to open up again!
In this (also) excellent collection:
People leave Hungary in droves after Russia insists it's not leaving anytime soon. DRAMATIC escapes are shown, across fields, across a tree branch, etc. Wow.
Meanwhile, in Egypt, The UN steps in to remove the ships in the way in the Suez Canal. The blockage is causing tankers not to get through, causing severe great shortages. EXCELLENT coverage of people running out of gas lol.
More excavation is shown done in Pompeii. They discover some pillars and a body encased in stone. Interesting. I thought the body would be burned (incenerated actually) from the lava. Oh well, silly me.
An artist who can make art on a pinhead is then shown. Sort of unusual, but not as uncommon as anything you might see at a fair (there's a lady here who can put initials on a grain of rice)
Next, an expedition up Monteraat is shown to put a statue of Mary up there. Apparently one was discovered there many centuries ago. The mountain DOES look steep...
A very cute guessing game where an animal part is shown very close up, and we guess what animal is shown. Cute cute cute.
An exploration of Lehman caverns is up next, some nice shots stacalytes AND Stagalmites are shown, nice formations too. They even play music!
Finally, a great tour of the NY Public Library is shown. I have no idea of whether the stacks system is used today, where you go to a card catalog (obviously THATS not there, but boy, what a great time travel glimpse that is (sorted of course by Title, Author and subject!)) giving a piece of paper to a teller, that piece of paper goes to a librarian who THEN looks up your book, and then you pick it up, 7 minutes later! Wow! A great look at this. :)
Once again, another stellar collection. Highly reccomended!
Hungarian revolution. Tour of the New York Public Library.